Bălan, Sălaj

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Bălan
Commune
RO SJ Balan Cricova wooden church 9.jpg
Bălan in Sălaj County
Bălan in Sălaj County
Bălan is located in Romania
Bălan
Bălan
Bălan in Sălaj County
Coordinates: 47°09′16″N 23°18′27″E / 47.15444°N 23.30750°E / 47.15444; 23.30750
Country  Romania
County RO Județul Sălaj COA.svg Sălaj County
Commune Bălan
Historic region Transylvania
Government
 • Mayor Isaia Maghiar (Social Democratic Party)
Area 94.7 km2 (36.6 sq mi)
Population (2002)[1] 4,136
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Website www.primariabalan.ro

Bălan (Hungarian: Almásbalázsháza) is a commune located in Sălaj County, Romania. It is composed of five villages: Bălan, Chechiș (Kettősmező), Chendrea (Kendermező), Gălpâia (Galponya) and Gâlgău Almaşului (Almásgalgó). It is situated on the Almaș River, a tributary of the Someș River.

Sights[edit]

  • Wooden Church in Bălan Josani, built in the 17th century (1695), historic monument[2]
  • Wooden Church in Bălan Cricova, built in the 19th century (1848), historic monument[3]
  • Wooden Church in Bălan, built in the 19th century, historic monument
  • Grădina Zmeilor Natural Reserve (3 ha)[4]

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Coordinates: 47°09′11″N 23°18′42″E / 47.1531°N 23.3117°E / 47.1531; 23.3117